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Legal Counsel- Procurement

Country/Region:  ES
Job function:  LEGAL

Legal Counsel- Procurement

Barcelona, Spain



dsm-firmenich is currently seeking an in-house counsel to join its Corporate Advisory legal team, mainly supporting direct and indirect Procurement across dsm-firmenich’s four business units and various corporate functions (such as Marketing and Communication, HR, Real Estate, Mobility and Facility Services) on a global level.


The position is based in Barcelona, Spain. The successful candidate will report to the Procurement Senior Legal Counsel. 


At dsm-firmenich, being a force for good is not optional. Diversity, Equity & Inclusion is a shared responsibility woven into our daily work, benefiting to our People, Customers & Communities and driving business value. Equal access to opportunities is a given, belonging is a shared feeling, authenticity is celebrated.


At dsm-firmenich people are at the heart of the company. We are committed to equal employment opportunities and value diversity in the workplace.


Your key responsibilities

This position will involve the following responsibilities and skills:

  • Draft, review, negotiate and advise on contracts and contract related documents in order to (i) appropriately implement the chosen (commercial) position of dsm-firmenich and protect the company against potential exposures; (ii) achieve, by liaising with commercial and other involved stakeholders, a thorough understanding of specific opportunities, risks, dangers, regulations and obligations relating to the matters at hand; and (iii) ensure compliance with applicable laws, regulations and relevant policies of dsm-firmenich.
  • Act as value adding business partner by understanding the underlying business processes, activities and strategies.
  • Enhance compliance with applicable laws and regulations and pro-actively create and maintain the employees’ awareness thereof, inter alia by regularly providing trainings.
  • Ensure consistent implementation of relevant corporate requirements and high-quality legal advice.
  • Keep up to date with actual developments in relevant legislation and jurisprudence.
  • Effectively collaborate with other legal teams, especially the Business Unit Legal Departments and the Regional Legal Departments.


We bring

  • A rich history and a promising future of bold scientific innovation and passionate creation with our customers; 
  • A space to grow by encouraging and supporting curiosity and an open mindset;
  • A culture that prioritizes safety and well-being, both physically and mentally;
  • The opportunity to work for a company where sustainability is much more than a claim and is core to our strategy and purpose;


You bring

  • 5+ years PQE (Post Qualification Experience), with in-house experience preferred.
  • Law degree from a European Law School.
  • Bar Exam, LLM or a similar international qualification is a plus.
  • Business fluency in English is a must, knowledge of any other language a plus, especially business fluency in French.
  • Solid experience in drafting and negotiating agreements with suppliers in English.
  • A strong personality, at ease with communicating in international settings featuring various cultures, a solid backbone and a decisive, pro-active attitude.
  • Capability to swiftly capture key legal issues and risks.
  • Structured legal mindset and able to translate legal language into actionable and solution-oriented advice. 



Equal Opportunities Commitment 

dsm-firmenich is fully dedicated to inclusion because when people feel engaged and empowered, their creativity and innovation drives unprecedented progress. We aim to build a workplace where opportunity really is equal, so everyone can thrive. We do not discriminate: there’s a place for everyone at dsm-firmenich.
dsm-firmenich is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.
dsm-firmenich people are as diverse as our customers. For us that includes a commitment to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.
We are committed to providing reasonable support for disabled applicants in our recruiting process. Should you need assistance, and are comfortable to share this, please let us know.

About dsm-firmenich

As innovators in nutrition, health, and beauty, dsm-firmenich reinvents, manufactures, and combines vital nutrients, flavors, and fragrances for the world’s growing population to thrive. With our comprehensive range of solutions, with natural and renewable ingredients and renowned science and technology capabilities, we work to create what is essential for life, desirable for consumers, and more sustainable for the planet. dsm-firmenich is a Swiss-Dutch company, listed on the Euronext Amsterdam, with operations in almost 60 countries and revenues of more than €12 billion. With a diverse, worldwide team of nearly 30,000 employees, we bring progress to life™ every day, everywhere, for billions of people.

Please note this is a direct search led by dsm-firmenich. We only accept applications from candidates, not from agencies nor subject to agency’s fees, percentages or similar.

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